Swire Properties and Colombian based Isanic Trading are going to be developing a 72,000 square foot lot located at 650 South Miami Avenue in Brickell across that street from Brickell City Centre, according to The Real Deal.
The site is on the location of Tobacco Road, which was demolished in November 2014 and was the oldest bar in Miami. A house that was built in 1920 was also on the site and demolished in March 2015. Also on the site is an empty parking lot and the restaurants River Oyster Bar and Bonding.
Isanic Trading is owned by Colombian developer Carlos Mattos who purchased sites across the street at 19 and 42 SW 6th Street, which were the site of the former Associated Photos buildings, for $9 million in August 2015. Mattos also purchased a site in Downtown Miami with Ytech International for $21 million in January 2015 and owns a 110,082 square foot lot next to the Miami River, which was purchased for $28 million in 2012.
Opening early 2016 in the Faena District of Miami Beach, Faena Hotel was a renovation of The Saxony Hotel which originally opened in 1948. Inside The Faena Hotel is the 150 seat Faena Theater.
Faena Theater was inspired by Europe's grand opera houses. With a red theme throughout the theater, the center of the room has a grand chandelier that brings old Hollywood glamour. Cabaret shows are the performed frequently in the theater, which currently has the show Sensatia.
Originally used as the first location of the Port of Miami, Museum Park has evolved over the years. After the Port of Miami moved to Dodge Island, the land was transformed into Bicentennial Park and opened in 1976. The video below is an aerial view of the park, which had two baseball fields and many trees. From 1986 to 1993, Bicentennial Park was used for the Grand Prix of Miami and several music festivals. The Perez Art Museum of Miami was completed next to the park in 2013 before it was transformed in Museum Park. Once Museum Park was completed the Frost Museum of Science opened in 2017.
Nearly completed is the 7 story Museum Garage located in the trendy Design District of Miami.
Museum Garage will feature the work of six different artists including Sagmeister & Walsh, Work Architecture Company, K/R Keenen Riley Architects, Clavel Arquitectos, J. Mayer H and Nicolas Buffe that was curated by Terence Riley of K/R Architects.
One of the more unique designs is called "Urban Jam" by Clavel Arquitectos that features 45 cars painted in silver and gold lining the façade of the South portion of the garage.
Museum Garage, which will also have retail on the ground floor, is located only a couple blocks from City View Garage that opened in March 2015.
When we last looked at Midtown 8 in October 2017, the building was at the 12th floor. Construction has now reached the 23rd floor and is only 5 floors away from topping off.